Monday, January 29, 2018

Simon Says...Resist It

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog...thank you for joining us for last week's challenge...we hope you can join us this week too because...

and the theme for this week is...
I decided to step a little bit out of comfot zone and unleash the masculine grungy side of me to re-decorate the cover of a well used tatty old notebook using the fabulous Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Theories stamp set and lots of Distress products to create a resist background.
I started off with a piece of Mixed Media Heavystock cut roughly to the size of the cover and added lots of Life Quotes and Numbers Remnant Rubs.
I inked through the Idea-ology Dash Stencil with Distress Embossing Ink, sprinkled with White Detail Embossing Powder and heat set.
I then applied Ranger Transparent Gloss Texture Paste through the Idea-ology Dotted Stencil and left to dry.
I replaced the Dotted stencil over the Texture Paste areas and stamped the "Never Give Up" sentiment from the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Pennants stamp set inked with Black Soot Archival.
and I'm sharing a little tip...I use Hand Sanitizer Gel to remove the Archival ink from my stencils...
I applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Matte to the panel, coloured with Distress Crayons and used slightly dampened (licking them as I went along) cotton buds to remove colour from the Resist areas...
I stamped the image from Theories with Black Soot Archival ink several times using the Stamp Platform to get a nice dark impression.
I then stamped a Pennant and sentiments from the Pennants stamp set on to scraps of white card and applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium Vintage with a Collage Brush.
I stamped one of the sentiments from Pennants randomly over the background with Black Soot and Vintage Photo Distress Archival, cut out the stamped sentiments to create Word Stickers, similiar to my favourite Idea-ology Chit Chat Stickers, added small strips of Idea-ology Journey Design Tape and Idea-ology Clock Hands.

I added Idea-ology Linen Ribbon behind the Pennant...
I covered the edges of the original book cover with Idea-ology Journey Design Tape and rounded the corners with my WeRMK Chomper. I trimmed the panel to be slightly smaller, rounded the corners, punched holes and fitted Idea-ology Mini Book Rings.
decorated with Idea-ology Linen Ribbon, Jump Rings and a Philosophy Tag...

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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx
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  1. I love this grungy look and the gorgeous background that you have created Kath! And I am totally in love with the Theories stamp many times did I say that, already? Hugs xxx

  2. What a gorgeous project Kath! Love the stamping through stencil onto the texture clear gloss, going to give this a go real soon! As always, thanks for the inspiration ;) xo

  3. I love this Kath, the colours and wonderful layering! Gorgeous stamps too.
    Linda xxx

  4. Oh my! So beautiful. I definitely love your grungy side! Keep discovering it for us. I really can not wait for Theories to be on the market, this is such a fabulous set! What an envy you already can play with it :-) Lovely cover, Kath, love all of it: colors, techniques and milion of details. Hugs, Macarena

  5. Great results Kath. The note book looks wonderful.
    Toni xx

  6. I think you rocked the masculine side, Kath! I love the layering and this grungy look. Awesome job!

    Cathie ♥

  7. I just LOVE the man on the wire stamp and you have used him so beautifully on the cover for your note book, loving the stencilling too! A brilliant make! Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Kath this is wonderful! I love the colors you chose and I am most happy to see the step outs of the project - that really helps me!!

  9. Hi Kath and Buddy.This is just great,and those are my sort of colours.Huggles and a Huge Cuddle for Buddy.xxxx

  10. Hi Kath, my goodness this is fabulous it really is, worth all the work you put in, and I need a least.........of those stamps, love the banner, looks brilliant...x

  11. Love this Kath :-) I love how you stamped over the stencilled design, and the colours and tightrope man are fabulous! GORGEOUS!!!

    Lols x x x

  12. What a cool project, Kath! That's a great tip for cleaning your stencils!! I'll have to remember that! : )

    Simon Says Stamp!

  13. What a great notebook cover, Kath! I love the man on the tightrope heading across, and all the embellishments and little touches I see everywhere. Love your saying you added about adventure! I am liking this grungy side you shared this week! hugs, Maura

  14. Wonderful post and wonderful project! i love so muche new Tim's stamps and your use of them is extraordinary! the color palette you chose is delightful! Stunning work! BArbara

  15. This is one of my favourite stamp sets from the release and I love what you've done with it, Kath! The layering and details are just fab and the techniques you've used to create the resist have really worked so's gorgeous! Hugs xx

  16. Wow... there are so many fabulous details on this beautiful project, Kath. Such a fantastic design! :)

  17. How exciting to see Tim's new stamps in use! I always look forward to seeing how you highlight his products...especially his new ones. I couldn't order the "Theories" set fast enough, so I loved seeing what you've done here. Beautiful layers and colors!

  18. This resist technique is awesome! I want to try it out!! LOVE yur project Kath and I so love learning from you!!! Love love love!
    oh and I might need to join the bandwagon saying that you ROCKED this stamp set by Tim!


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hugs Kath xxx